New $39M Mixed-Use Development from Bedrock Opens in Detroit’s Corktown

An enormous redevelopment project from Bedrock Detroit, and the company’s first residential project in Corktown, has officially opened. Called The Assembly, the mixed-use building on Fort Street contains 32 apartment units, nearly 80,000 square feet of office space, and 7,814 square feet of ground-floor retail. According to Bedrock, The total development cost was $39 million and the project received $6 million in Historic Tax Credits.

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First Look at Wayne State’s Master Plan

Midtown and Detroit are changing fast. Wayne State University is trying to keep up.

In August 2018, to help better position itself for these changes, the university began the creation of a new master plan that will shape the future look and function of its campus. It hired the planning firm DumontJanks, which has extensive experience working with universities, to be the lead consultant on the project.

The firm and university officials have given a series of public presentations over the last few months, and the general shape of the plan is becoming clear. Of course, there’s still many more details yet to be released.

Here are some key components and likely recommendations.

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‘Fail jail’ site could see U-M facility developed by Stephen Ross, Dan Gilbert

Ever since Wayne County scrapped its plans mid-construction to build a $520 million jail on Gratiot Avenue, the ‘fail jail,’ as it’s known locally, has been a black eye for the city. Now the latest speculation is that Gilbert is in talks with Stephen Ross and the University of Michigan to build a ‘Detroit innovation center,’ Crain’s Detroit Business reports. Anonymous sources told Crain’s that the building would be a kind of research and development facility for manufacturing

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